A Quote by Geoffrey James on computers, nature, and taoism

A master was explaining the nature of Tao to one of his novices. "The Tao is embodied in all software - regardless of how insignificant," said the master. "Is Tao in a hand-held calculator?" asked the novice. "It is," came the reply. "Is the Tao in a video game?" continued the novice. "It is even in a video game," said the master. "And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer?" The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. "The lesson is over for today," he said.

Geoffrey James

Source: The Tao of Programming translated by Geoffrey James

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A Quote by Emil Ruder on books, computers, ideas, and work

They work now with computers for building buildings and books, but not ever with new ideas.

Emil Ruder

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A Quote by Emil Ruder on books, computers, and design

They should make new ways to better design buildings and books. The computer was the end of Swiss typography!

Emil Ruder

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A Quote by E. W. Dijkstra on astronomy, computers, and science

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.

E. W. Dijkstra

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A Quote by E. W. Dijkstra on computers and questions

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.

E. W. Dijkstra

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A Quote by Douglas Noel Adams on body, computers, mind, television, and universe

A computer terminal is not some clunky old television with a typewriter in front of it. It is an interface where the mind and body can connect with the universe and move bits of it about.

Douglas Noel Adams (1952 - 2001)

Source: Mostly Harmless

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A Quote by Donald Knuth on art, computers, people, science, and understanding

The difference between art and science is that science is what people understand well enough to explain to a computer. All else is art.

Donald Knuth

Source: quoted from an interview in Portraits in Silicon, p.351

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A Quote by Theodore Seuss Geisel "Dr. Seuss" on computers, corruption, errors, memory, poets, risk, and writing

WHAT IF DR. SEUSS DID TECHNICAL WRITING? by Bill Bercu If a packet hits a pocket on a socket on a port, and the bus is interrupted as a very last resort, and the address of the memory makes your floppy disk abort, then the socket packet pocket has an error to report. If your cursor finds a menu item followed by a dash, and the double-clicking icon puts your window in the trash, and your data is corrupted 'cause the index doesn't hash, then your situation's hopeless and your system's gonna crash! If the label on the cable on the table at your house, says the network is connected to the button on your mouse, but your packets want to tunnel on another protocol, that's repeatedly rejected by the printer down the hall, and your screen is all distorted by the side effects of gauss, so your icons in the window are as wavy as a souse, then you may as well reboot and go out with a bang, 'cause as sure as I'm a poet, the sucker's gonna hang! When the copy of your floppy's getting sloppy on the disk, and the microcode instructions cause unnecessary risk, then you have to flash your memory and you'll want to RAM your ROM. Quickly turn off the computer and go and tell your mom.

Dr. Seuss (1904 - 1991)

Source: Posted by on the internet Bill Bercu and postedon January 30, 1998.

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A Quote by Des Waller on computers

You can lead a computer to the Superhighway but you can't make it think.

Des Waller

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A Quote by David Mack on books, computers, generations, obsession, people, technology, and television

Otaku: the most formal way of referring to 'you' in Japanese. Implying a technological barrier between people. Otaku has come to refer to the often obsessive and reclusive individuals of Japan's new generation who are more comfortable with computers, games, books, data, television and technology than with people.

David Mack

Source: Kabuki: Circle of Blood by David Mack.

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